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Ted Wells .... Bill Collins/Jim Russell (The Phantom Rider)
Doris Brook .... Ruth Rogers
George Chesebro .... Buck Houston
Jimmy Aubrey .... Ptomaine Pete
Richard Cramer .... Hank Morgan
Lew Meehan .... Crooked Foreman Mason
Frank Clark .... Sheriff
James Sheridan .... Jack Rogers (as Cherry Tausie)
Rosamond Wagman .... Rancher's Daughter
December 15, 2019 Subject:
Ted Wells & Supporting Cast - Missing In Action
Without doubt one of the worst westerns ever made. Even the usually reliable George Chesebro managed to give a lousy performance as a sleazy drunkard of a villain. The plot makes no sense, jump cuts destroy all continuity, actors who can't act and non-existent or horribly misguided direction put this film at the bottom of the scale. Doris Brook, says IMDb made 7 films between 1934-35 - that was enough. Jimmy Aubrey gives a horribly misguided over-the-top performance as Wells sidekick Ptomaine Pete - and his performance could make you ill. it gets one star for curiosity value.
June 14, 2011 Subject:
Ted Wells actually had some leading roles in westerns for Universal in the 1920s. Some were great in the silents,but when the talkies came in, it proved that these actors cold not deliver their lines convincingly enough in a western. Bob Custer being another example. Some of these actors were actually given "western'' names to attract more people to the theatre. I believe an actor by the name of Raymond Glenn was given the name "Bob Custer" for his western films. An actor by the name of Boris Bullock was given the name of "William Barrymore". And I believe Jack Kesterson was "Art Mix". Anyway , being an old silent film comedy buff, Jimmy Aubrey was in "Phantom Cowboy" His silent comedies are extremely rare, so it's good to see him here. So 5 stars.
August 27, 2009 Subject:
The Phantom Actor
How this cowboy got a job in movies I will never know... the man who plays the Phantom Cowboy is SO bad, that you will NOT believe your ears whe he delivers his dialog.
OH MY GOOSNESS! He IS bad.
January 11, 2006 Subject:
Which one are you?
Rather confusing tale about a cowboy and his double (who at first uses a cape to pull of robberies!) and how they get together with a brother and sister team to foil the bad guys in this town. The sister becomes a penny dancer, and his brother becomes sort of a shady character. I am not really 100% sure of what the heck happens, because this was all out confusing for some odd reason. Needless to say, they clean up the town of course for the required happy ending, which is all that matters
Although this was one of the most confusing movies Ive seen in a long while, the acting here is pretty good, and the twin brother scenes done by the one actor are pretty convincing, so that just barely made it watchable.
April 12, 2004 Subject:
unique but caution before downloading
Surely the life story of the producer and writer of this film deserves hollywood film biography..It is totally unique. In a career from 1922 to 1936, Ronald J Horner made 36 very low budget western westerns, many of which he wrote.But it iss how that is fascinating. He was born with NO LEGS and in adult life , invented a wn electric car which enabled to get around. He was a *fly by night* producer who was arrested several times for not returning money to aspiring actresses who invested on his promise of roles in his films. Of this film, i quote his advertising * glorious scenic splendour of the west...a drama that will linger in the memory of all who see it* BELIEVE OR NOT but I enjoyed the film , even though it has no artisti c qualities. I think had fun making this movie